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Name:Horse Head Moor
Hill number:2798
Height:609.3m / 1999ft
Parent (Ma):2799  Birks Fell
Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Wharfe
Class:Simm, Dewey
(Tu,Sim,Dew)
Grid ref:SD 89432 76979
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:30m
Col:579m  SD899767  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL30S
Observations:6cm higher than small cairn 30m S at SD89440 76946 and 35cm higher than large cairn 160m SSW at SD 89383 76831
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveying Horse Head Moor and Birks Fell Jun 2006.doc
Surveying Birks Fell and Horsehead Moor 10-09-06 Final.doc
Survey of Horse Head Moor (Final).doc
Comments:Formerly on Marilyn list
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 172 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Walked along the river from Yockenthwaite to where the rivers meet and climbed to the ridge. Along ridge to the summitjohnjennison30/10/2017
Horse Head Moor and Birks Fell from Halton Gill and did the Horse Head trig too. 8.6 miles. 3 hours.clivevilla20/09/2017
Horse Head Moor then Birks Fell from Halton Gill. First half was surprisingly dry, the second half made up for it! Couple of walls climbed to avoid excessively boggy/lakey areasthe_adam04/03/2017
From Birks. This 6cm higher unmarked ground..I'd take some convincing you know! Visited all 3 candidates regardless and to my eye the bigger cairn is higher. The col is exceptionally wet. But crossing to the other side of the fence makes life a lot easier. Whilst at the big cairn a quad biked farmer had appeared. Nice chat with him, I think he was as suprised to see me as me him.stig_nest01/10/2016
14.9 mile walk from Buckden along river to Yockenthwaite, up and down same way to Yockenthwaite Moor, thought this one would be terrible for bog but not problem at all today, stumbled across stone hut then trig, back down to Yockenthwaite and up to Horse Head Trig and along grassy trails to Horse Head Moor cairns, continued along ridge to Birks Fell, surprisingly wetter than Yockenthwaite Moor, to cairn, then along dry ridge to Firth Fell trig and back down to Buckden. Great day, hot and sunny with high cloud but with nice breeze.DanTrig06/08/2016
From Halton Gill up Pennine Way then along to Horse Head Moor before doubling back and on along fairly decent going to High Green Field Knott. Down to wall by trees then up to Blaydike Moss. Got over wall easily enough then down to Foxup and along road to car.SS30/07/2016
Halton Gill (roadside parking for several carrs) Horse Head Moor, High Green Field Knott, Blaydike Moss. Good path first half of ridge then weak path even on descent to valley. No path over Blaydike Moss but still fairly easy going. With Jill.ijpowell16/06/2016
Solo. From Horse Head trig Point on to Birks Fell.Aimless Rambler19/05/2016
see Birks FellIanHHill28/02/2016
Solo. Up the track from Halton Gill to high point, small cairn, big cairn and then trig.Dangerous Dave26/02/2016
Walked up from Halton Gill and headed west towards Cosh Outside.yeha19/09/2015
From Litton (parked by the pub), route of Blaydike Moss - High Green Field Knott - Horse Head Moor - Birks Fell.JohnStoneham13/09/2015
Nice walk up from Yockenthwaite. Trig also visited.Alan Caine05/09/2015
With Des and Ed from Halton Gill. Small cairn looks higher than re surveyed top!mick31/07/2015
Easy parking in Halton Gill. Excellent track gets you all the way to the top then grass to summit. Honesty box tea rooms in Halton Gill.destaylor31/07/2015
A 3.75 mile walk over surprisingly good terrain to this top from High Green Field Knott. Back to the car at Halton Gill with GB. Overall 9.3 miles for both of the Sims.bolton22/07/2015
Small parking area in Halton Gill at SD880764 where there is an honesty box for donations Foxup Bridge Harrop Barns path to wall at 863779 Followed wall up to Blaydike Moss Down to Cosh Beck Head & then up alongside wall to High Green Field Knott A reasonable path along the ridge to the unmarked summit. (PM)gerrybowes22/07/2015
Round of Blaydike Moss & High Green Field Knott from Foxup.ngthack30/11/2014
Up from Raisgill on circular walk on calm overcast day. Good views of Three Peaks.With Oscar.catman30/05/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie30/05/2014
Walked across from Birks following walls as best I could - just in case it is ever reclassified as the top! Think the large cairn is on higher ground than the pile of heather that these co-ords take you to and as for 6 cm higher than the small cairn!! That's no more than a year's heather growth!!!!signyred07/03/2014
Horse Head Moor, Birks Fellronaldo33319/01/2014
Parked in Kettlewell. Climbed Buckden Pike, returned to valley at Buckden. Walked River Wharfe to Beckermonds. Climbed Horse Head, along ridge to Sugar Loaf, Out Moor, Firth Fell and down at Middlesmoor Pasture. 25 miles.meltdiceburg31/08/2013
Set off from Yockenthwaite and walked to Horse Head Moor before heading to Birks Fell then back to Buckden. Much warmer day and some sunshine. Big snow drifts along wall edge. Walked with Graham, Dave Mel and Ruben.karencooke10/04/2013
See my log for Birks FellCurly & Shirley17/02/2013
nice and sunnyandying31/03/2012
Litton - Middle Moor - Moss Top - Birks Fell - Horse Head Moor - Halton Gill - Litton. Cold and sunny. Walk along the ridge top was much easier with everything frozen solid than it would have been otherwise.PaulH16/01/2012
From Buckden, via Birks Fellalistairpooler30/10/2010
Staying in Kettlewell, a linear walk from Horton, Day Two of The Pennine Journey, from Horton to Buckden.With Brian.Lou29/08/2010
Hobbled up w Jen and poles from valley base - just prior to back op. Out along ridge from trig, to high point and onto Horse Head covering all bumps, to savour it and be sure!nordicstar24/07/2010
Litton Old cote moor Birk Fell Horse Head Cosh Outside Foxup moor Foxup Nether Hesleden LittonAndy Hirst01/07/2010
climbed from Yockenthwaite via Horse Head passrobert28/06/2010
climb from halton gill, then onto triggigglejon14/11/2009
Climbed solo from Arncliffe via Kettlewell, Great Whernside, Tor Mere Top, Buckden Pike, Buckden, overnight camp at Birks Tarn and Birks Fell. Continued to Plover Hill and returned via Littondale.dhbond13/09/2009
Climbed from Birks Fell. Weather hail and strong winds. Decended to Yockenthwaite and returned on the Dales Way. With Wombourne and Ron.steve hudson09/03/2009
From Halton Gill, up good track to ridge. First to trig, then to Marilyn summit about 1.5km away in opposite direction. Two cairns: well built larger one, but the smaller one seems higher.Aye Jimmy17/08/2008
Approached from Birks Fell over peat bog but found myself on warong side of wall. Very carefully climbed over to cairn with pole inserted into it. Onward to the trig point.Father Ted19/02/2007
Bagged on the 2nd attempt.Jhimmy30/11/2006
Cappel Stomes, Birks Fell and Horse Head Moor from Redmire.Eddie17/07/2006
SOTA activationIan G7KXV06/02/2006
petey11/12/2004
a visit to the trig point,from buckdensteven ruffles02/06/2004
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp09/05/2004
From North parking near YockenthwaiteBLACKHILL19/01/2003
With Jo, circular walk from Buckden: Firth Fell trig, Birks Fell, Sugar Loaf, Horse Head, Yockenthwaite then Dales Way. Weather fine until Birks Fell then rained rest of day. Very boggy on ridge.amblerbob18/08/2002
KeithByTheC23/10/2000
Galltywenallt05/02/2000
Halton Gill. On access track on zig zags to high point. 25 min plod to east by a tall stone wall to highest possible tussock and on other side of wall as well. More motor cyclists.arranc17/10/1999
Solo walk from Buckden via Birks Fell.mikejacobs27/02/1999
Followed the ridge wall around from Firth Fell, in clear conditions there was no doubt about the summit on this occasion. yorkie29/11/1998